Rationale: It is the belief of the Brookhaven High School Administration that in order to establish, keep, and maintain a safe environment, it is essential to have students reporting to class consistently on time throughout the school day. It is our belief that when students report to class on time, the safety of our students is increased and the instructional time of our teachers is increased. Hence, it is necessary to have a strong and effective tardy policy that is administered in a fair and consistent manner by all teachers and by all administrators.
1. All students who enter a classroom late will be issued an afternoon detention by the teacher to be served on the following school day from 3:25 p.m. until 3:45 p.m.
2. All detentions will be served in a central location and will be monitored by an assistant principal or another designee as assigned by the school principal.
3. Students will not be admitted to detention after 3:25 p.m. Students who are late to detention will be issued a second detention and must serve both.
4. Detentions issued on Fridays will be served the following Monday.
5. Detentions issued on days preceding a holiday will be served on the second school day after students return from the holiday. Example: If detention is issued on Friday, and Monday is a holiday, students will serve the detention on Wednesday which would be the second day after students returned from the holiday.
6. If a student fails to appear for an assigned detention, a second detention will be assigned. Students must now serve both detentions. Students who fail to serve either of these detentions, or report late to either of these detentions will be issued an out of school suspension for one day.
7. Once a student receives an out of school suspension, the detentions are forgiven and the policy repeats itself.
8. The administration reserves the right to administer alternative consequences for students who are habitually tardy to class. Habitual is defined as being tardy more than four times per nine week period.